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Blue Pencil 2

Advanced Grease Pencil for Maya

Today I'm pleased to announce that Blue Pencil 2 is now available.

Blue Pencil 2 is the successor to the popular Blue Pencil for Maya plug-in, originally released for Maya 2011 and 2012. There have been many significant changes to Maya since then, most notably Viewport 2.0, and Blue Pencil 2 has been redesigned and developed from the ground up to fully support these changes.

While maintaining all of the functionality that made the original a success, Blue Pencil 2 includes a wide range of new features including an extended toolset (text, line, arrow and more), layer states and timeline frame markers. Other notable enhancements include support for VP2.0 (OpenGL and DirectX 11) and Maya's 2D pan and zoom.

For full details, and to give it a try, visit the Blue Pencil 2 main page.

Shot Mask VP2.0 for Maya

Available Now

Shot Mask VP2.0 is the spiritual successor to the original Shot Mask for Maya script. The VP2.0 shot mask uses a custom Maya node that leverages the VP2.0 drawing APIs and includes a powerful GUI interface, providing an interactive approach to creating masks.

For more information and downloads visit the Shot Mask VP2.0 main page.

Keyframe Pro Update

Version 1.3.1

A new version of Keyframe Pro is now available for download.

The latest update to Keyframe Pro (v1.3.1) includes a couple of significant new features, the first being support for macOS, and the second, the addition of software rendering for hardware that does not support the OpenGL/video card requirements.

Additionally, this update includes a number of fixes, performances improvements and moves to newer Qt and ffmpeg versions. The Client API and Maya to Keyframe Pro script have also been updated with several bug fixes and support for macOS.

Please note, the latest version of the Client API is required on macOS.

See the release notes for full details.

Keyframe MP Update

Version 2.2.1

A new version of Keyframe MP is now available for download.

Version 2.2.1 is the first non-beta release of Keyframe MP v2 to support macOS. Additionally, this update includes a number of minor fixes, performance improvements and new versions fo Qt and ffmpeg.

See the release notes for full details.